Christina Aguilera Apologizes For Super Bowl National Anthem Botch Job

Robbie Daw | February 7, 2011 8:35 am

Unless you slept through Sunday after a wild binge of boozing and brawling Saturday night, you’re fully aware of two things: the Pittsburgh Steelers lost the Super Bowl, and they were probably given an ominous forewarning of their misfortune via hometown girl Christina Aguilera’s highly-publicized botching of the lyrics while trilling the National Anthem before the game. But fear not, patriots—bionic blonde Xtina has now issued a formal apology for her singing mishap. Read on! “I have been performing the anthem since I was 7 years old and I must say the Super Bowl is a dream come true,” Aguilera was quoted as saying before the game by MTV News. “I am really excited to be part of such an iconic event.”

Hey, Christina—it’s okay. We sometimes forget and throw our reds in with our whites in the washing machine, too. Of course—sigh—we don’t have a global audience of millions eyeballing us and judging us when we do it.

At any rate, after skipping over the gallantly streaming bit about the ramparts, the X’d one woke up and felt obligated to issue this short statement, post-flub:

“I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”

Remember, America—there are terrorists out there. And true, upon the release of Bionic, you may have thought Christina was one of them. But, we all make mistakes. Now let’s just kindly get over it.